Re­pORT: Ge­OR­GIA AD AskeD pO­LIce TO LeT HIM GO

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTSBRIEFING -

Uni­ver­sity of Ge­or­gia ath­letic di­rec­tor Da­mon Evans re­peat­edly re­ferred to his po­si­tion at the school be­fore his ar­rest on a drunken driv­ing charge late Wed­nes­day and asked the pa­trol of­fi­cer if there was “any­thing you can do with­out ar­rest­ing me,” ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port re­leased Fri­day.

Also ar­rested with him was 28-year-old Court­ney

Fuhrmann, who was charged with dis­or­derly con­duct.

In the re­port, the of­fi­cer noted he found a “red pair of lady’s panties be­tween (Evans’) legs.” When he asked Evans, a 40-year-old mar­ried fa­ther of two chil­dren, what he was do­ing with the un­der­wear, Evans said: “She took them off and I held them be­cause I was just try­ing to get her home,” ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

Evans starred in a taped mes­sage played at ev­ery home foot­ball game that urges fans not to drive un­der the in­flu­ence. “If you drink and drive, you lose,” he says.

A bleary-eyed Evans told the of­fi­cer he drank two vodka mar­ti­nis at a res­tau­rant and an­other at a nearby bar, ac­cord­ing to the re­port. The trooper said Evans later told him: “We go through life, and we all drink and jump in a car.”

‘No one cares that we won more games than any­body else. But I don’t care that no one knows it. For me, it’s some­thing to hold on to.’

QUIN SNY­DER,

on coach­ing the Austin Toros

Ri­cardo B. Brazz­iell AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN

Quin Sny­der — at left, with Cur­tis Jer­rells — spent three years build­ing the Austin Toros into a suc­cess­ful D-League squad be­fore be­com­ing an as­sis­tant coach for the NBA’s Philadel­phia 76ers.

Da­mon evans

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